Does your warehouse lack resources? Does it have poor layout? Do you have processes and systems within your warehouse? Does your warehouse staff lack the right skills? A poorly managed warehouse can often lead to many problems in your business.
The warehouse can be the visible sign of major issues for many Small to Medium Enterprises, SME’s.
It can often be overly full, hard to find stock, and just downright inefficient and costly.
This can be due to a lack of resources, poor layout, bad processes, low skill levels or inadequate systems.
An inefficient and/or costly warehouse can be setting up your Supply Chain and business for failure.It can lead to excessive costs and perhaps more importantly poor customer service.
Many SME’s also worry that as the business is growing, the existing warehouse won͛t be able to cope. So do you move, or try to fix up the existing warehouse? It͛s often a hard decision to make, particularly if you have little experience in these matters.
Our SME Warehouse Audit
Our SME Warehouse Audit is designed to identify your major warehousing issues and provide you with the guidance and roadmap to improve performance. Conducted with 2-3 weeks and at a cost of under $10,000 + GST, our approach will give you the following benefits:
Warehouse Layout Audit, to review the storage and handling equipment and processes. The focus here is on maximising space utilisation and simplifying product flow.
Warehouse Picking Audit, to review the picking methodologies in use, as well as the picking media. For example, discrete order picks versus wave picks (and others) or picking from shelves versus carton live storage. We’ll recommend what best suits your operation and the cost benefit of change.
A tailor made Key Performance Indicator report to manage your warehouse ongoing.
A customised roadmap to improved warehouse performance.
A view on the suitability of in-house versus outsourced warehousing for your business.
A 2-hour workshop with selected staff to explain and impart the performance improvement roadmap.
Membership to our 12-month online Supply Chain Education Program (valued at $800) for up to four staff.